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MSU earns top Montana spot on list ranking U.S. public colleges

February 20, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Montana State University recently earned the 144th spot on The Business Journals’ 2015 list ranking U.S. public colleges. It is the highest rank earned by an institution in Montana. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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Montana State University recently earned the 144th spot on The Business Journals’ 2015 list ranking U.S. public colleges. It is the highest rank earned by an institution in Montana.

The Business Journals’ rankings are based on several factors, including retention and graduation rates, admissions processes, tuition and housing costs, diversity of faculties and student bodies, and economic strength of communities. The study covered 484 public colleges and universities.

With an enrollment of more than 15,000 students, MSU offers more than 125 major options within its colleges and programs. MSU is also designated as one of 108 universities – out of 4,600 institutions – with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Of those 108, only 51 – including MSU – are also classified by Carnegie as having significant commitment to community engagement. And of those, MSU is the only institution whose Carnegie enrollment profile is "very high undergraduate."

More information about the rankings is available at http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/news/2015/02/12/michigan-earns-top-honors-in-rankings-of-public.html.

Anne Cantrell, (406) 994-4902 or anne.cantrell@montana.edu